Prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has said he will support Igbos to produce Nigeria’s next president in the 2023 general elections.
Clark stated this today, during the visit of the leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and some South-East leaders led by the President General, Professor George Obiozor, at his Asokoro, Abuja residence.
He promised to mobilise people to reciprocate Nnamdi Azikiwe’s gesture, by working with the South-East leaders to produce an Igbo presidency in 2023.
Clark said, “I don’t belong to any political party, but I speak my mind. The man who brought Politics into Nigeria was late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, I knew him when I was I was 20 years when he visited Warri, we trekked 12 miles to come and see him.
“Some of the problems we are having today in Delta was as a result of the support from Azikiwe and without that, we would not have got Mid-West region that later became Bendel State and now Edo and Delta states. We are together, we are one.
“I have said it, all the Igbo in Anioma, Rivers, in Delta, where ever they are, this is the time for Igbo, South-East President.
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“We have the same problem, when we went to the 2014 National Conference, we said that the South East has five states, they should be given additional states so that everyone will have some states like in other zones if that will stablise Nigeria.
“We want the President coming after Buhari to come from the South-East, we are together.
“Let me advise, if you must fight a war or fight for anything at all, we must put our house in order. What do we do with other voices that are not in tandem with our voices? We must find a way to see what can be done, they have their own point, but at the same time, they should also listen to us.”